SIlverlight TV 47: Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 Performance Tips

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Performance is always a critical topic in development, especially when it comes to a mobile device. Jeff Wilcox shares several performance tips and dives deep into how he made the ProgressBar perform even better. Jeff retemplated the ProgressBar control via a style and made it very simple to apply to all instance in a project. Jeff and John also discuss the roles of the compositor thread and the UI thread on Windows Phone 7 with Silverlight.

He covers several topics including these:

  • Flying pigs
  • 3 steps to apply the ProgressBar performance enhancements
  • UI thread and the Compositor thread
  • Cross thread issues
  • Styling the progress bar
  • Converters

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